Fantasy fiction provides more than escapism for young readers.
May 11, 2020 • ~8 min
Tags: hubble-space-telescope science-fiction fantasy-literature speculative-fiction book-censorship
About half of incarcerated women in the United States are mothers to children under age 18. Natural spaces within a prison can help maintain their mother-child bonds.
May 8, 2020 • ~9 min
Tags: children mental-health prisons nature plants green-space jails parents landscape-architecture female-prisoners prisoners mothers prison-design jail green-spaces moms
MIT scientists identify first magmas generated in solar system’s building blocks, unexpectedly answering questions about meteorites and formation of rocky planets.
Tags: school-of-science eaps space astronomy-and-planetary-science solar-system planetary-science earth-and-atmospheric-sciences venus mars mercury research
It is a pretty spectacular achievement to not only rendezvous with an asteroid as it is whizzing around the Sun but also collect a sample. Here's what the researchers learned.
May 7, 2020 • ~6 min
Tags: astronomy space nasa asteroid hayabusa
Female astronauts may be better off avoiding combined hormonal contraceptive pills to control their periods in space, according to new research.
May 7, 2020 • ~7 min
Tags: space-flights astronauts menstruation international-space-station
The actor is well known for his daring stunts, but this takes things to another level.
Tags: film tom-cruise international-space-station nasa
When searching for extraterrestrial life, astronomers may want to look at planets with hydrogen-rich atmospheres.
Tags: astronomy astrophysics biology bacteria eaps exoplanets kavli-institute planetary-science research space astronomy-and-planetary-science space-exploration school-of-engineering school-of-science
The Parker Solar Probe data clarifies the sun's magnetic activity—and may bolster our ability to predict dangerous solar wind events, researchers say.
Tags: science-and-technology nasa solar-wind space sun
Has the Sun entered a stage of old age?
April 30, 2020 • ~6 min
Tags: exoplanets stars stellar-evolution the-sun solar-flare space-weather coronal-mass-ejection
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